Cake disaster

I’m driving up to Raleigh to visit my sister-in-law and my nieces and nephew and Mom suggested that I bake them one of her famous poundcakes. Unfortunately, folks were in the kitchen talking to me and I missed a step. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with the result. It looks like a cake, but the flavor is um…lacking.

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2 Responses

  1. -e-

    What exactly does “um…lacking” mean?

    If you omitted the sugar, I suggest slicing it and layering it with apricot jam and whipped cream.

    If you substituted salt for sugar, how about cubing it and somehow baking it with corn and sharp cheddar.

    If things went even further awry, how about cutting it into bone shapes, toasting it on a cookie sheet, and making home made treats for Buster?

    Good luck,


  2. Mary Robinette Kowal

    All brilliant!

    I omitted the lemon and orange flavoring the recipe calls for. I’m trying to convince myself that it’s an sourcream-angelfood-poundcake. Tricky bit of self-deception.